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Peter Watson

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I'm seeing a competitor rank very well with his site duplicated across 3 domains. The brandable domain and 2 exact match domain names. And it appears as though the EMD's are pushing the main site some power.
Does Google penalise or ignore the duplicate sites on the EMD's? I actually own the EMD of the main term in our niche and wondering what to do with it.............
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Dawn Anderson's profile photoPeter Watson's profile photo
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Na I simply meant that his main site was dominating the serps even though he has it duplicated across mutlipe domains, doorway pages, dodgey linking structure etc. Baffles me.
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Peter Watson

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are there any businesses out there that go over your site and fix punctuation issues?
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Dawn Anderson's profile photoPeter Cornish's profile photo
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Peter
Give Karen Z a call
www.copywithcream.com.au
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Peter Watson

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What's the best press release site to announce some news worthy info about a business?
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Dawn Anderson's profile photoJohn Romaine's profile photo
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Tip - Always copy and paste the headlines of previously published press releases and search for them (using inverted quotes) in Google to see where they've been syndicated. This will give you a better idea of quality.
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Kath Dawson

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Can anyone out there help me with a quick question about Google SERPs and paywall pages?

I have a property client who wants prospects to register in order to view property details. That's fine of course but we also want the page to rank. At the moment Google indexes the page which ranks but the user experience takes you straight to a login page. In my view that contravenes Google's Guidelines.

I've been asked how sites with paywalls handle this issue and looking at the FT.com the pages are indexed and the text is obscured BUT the title of the article and am image are shown.

I don't want my client to be at risk of a penalty for cloaking content so should they handle it like the FT and display some of the content and obscure the rest?

Or would the FT be considered to be cloaking content? I can't see them getting that wrong tbh but what do you think?

Cheers,
Kath
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Ammon Johns's profile photoKath Dawson's profile photo
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I agree +Ammon Johns I haven't seen it done in a very long time but back then I had a client who was cloaking a page packed with repeated keywords. It was blatant and awful. In this case it's not trying to game the search engines in the same way but unfortunately the principle is the same and the experience for the visitor is different. They are looking at alternatives now :)
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Kate Toon

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Hey guys
Can anyone tell me why this site/ url passes the Mobile friendly test but doesn't come up as mobile friendly on mobiles?

https://modella.com.au/australian-winter-fashion-tips-2016
Our blog on Australian winter fashion tips 2016 compares what its like to dress for the colder months in Brisbane versus Melbourne. Style it up this winter!
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ignore me, its' fine. My student got confused. Thanks guys!

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Vahe Arabian

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Guys, Hope this provides you all some value. A summation of Magento SEO best practices. What else do you think is missing?
MagentoSEO helps you increase the online visibility and overall functionality of your Magento store. From onsite to off-page optimization. Learn more now!
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Looks good mate. 
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Peter Watson

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Anyone here an expert in .asp? I have a clients site that needs a little tweaking with the template. Hit me up if your interested.

Thanks in advance. 
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Perry Bernard's profile photoPeter Watson's profile photo
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lol...... something like that! All good actually, I figured it out.
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Peter Watson

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I client has asked me to 'add the addresses below (I have not included) to Google Pins, but have it so the actual addresses do not show'. Is anyone familiar with doing this? To my knowledge Google Pins isn't available in Oz.....
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Mona Moore's profile photoPeter Watson's profile photo
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My client simply wanted me to include the addresses to his google my business page, but not verify.
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Peter Watson

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Is there anyway to see the name server history of an url?
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Suraj Gadage's profile photoPeter Cornish's profile photo
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+Peter Watson Looks like whoisrequest.com only works for TLD domains (.com etc) Try http://viewdns.info/ as this works for .com.au
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Kate Toon

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Google is adding the site name to the end of some search queries in the search results, truncated the title in order to display a brand or site name at the end. Here is an example of a search which included “thesempost” in the search query. But what is pretty significant is Google is that …
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+Rick Bucich yep wasn't so much about title changes but the specific point made in this post about Google appending brand to title on certain search queries 
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Peter Watson

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Peter Watson's profile photoDan Petrovic's profile photo
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+Peter Watson oh snap! lol
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Tom Caulton

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Hi guys,

Just looking over the analytics data for a new client, and there a bit of an anomaly I've not come across before.

Display/remarketing brings in the highest amount of usage sessions of all traffic sources, however average session duration is extremely low - about 3 seconds. What makes this confusing is that bounce rate is very low and average pages per session is around 2.

Any ideas as to how this could be? I can't see how so many people could possibly spend < 3 seconds on the website, yet consistently manage to visit at least 2 pages on the website.

Sabotage? Bug? Any ideas of what to look into would be appreciated.

Cheers.
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Good stuff +Tom Caulton :)
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Marty Eigner

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New Algoroo layout looks great. I like the more detailed information. Keep up the good work! 🎖
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I'd like to see Aussie sites in the 'weekly winner' section. 
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Collin Davis

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Hey Guys,
Which tool do you use for server log analysis? Looking for a tool where you can preferably integrate your server log files on a daily basis.
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Also, I'm trialling Key Lime Toolbox which has server log analysis integration and also Botify too
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Peter Watson

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I have a site which has 'state, city and suburb' urls that display businesses for sale. I'm thinking of building a html sitemap to include all suburb urls so Google can find them as they are not hard coded, but the issue is that there are THOUSANDS of urls. Is there a limit on urls in a sitemap.html?
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Mel Nelson's profile photoDawn Anderson's profile photo
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XML sitemaps are super powerful +Peter Watson - they are the best way for Googlebot to find and keep finding the MOST IMPORTANT pages on your site. XMLs are always super no. 1 priority for me on big sites and work really well with location categorisation
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Peter Watson

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Does the Google 'Honeymoon' period still exist? I'm seeing such results for a new site which is using old school, dodgy techniques (eg article submissions with EMA's, duplicating the site on multiple domains (doorway), etc............This site is only months old but ranking for main terms.........I'm confused.
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Dawn Anderson's profile photoPeter Watson's profile photo
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+Dawn Anderson No it was for a site within a relatively low competitive niche. (cryo . com . au).
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Peter Watson

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Anyone recommend a decent Australian server?
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Peter Watson's profile photoBarry Smyth's profile photo
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iReckon in Brisbane - +Darryl King 
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Peter Watson

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Yoast or SEO Ultimate? 
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Trey Collier's profile photoTony “Tiggerito” McCreath's profile photo
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I'm moving away from Yoast. I don't like it pushing clients into keyword spamming. And their new title/description editor is a pain to use.
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Tom Caulton

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How To Easily Maintain Your SEO Rankings

Hi everyone, I have recently written an article on how you can easily maintain your #SEO rankings once you get to the top.

Let me know what you think, and what are your tips for maintaining your rankings.
How to easily maintain your SEO rankings. Follow this easy step by step guide to ensure you stay at the top Google rankings.
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Kate Toon's profile photoTom Caulton's profile photo
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Hi +Kate Toon thank you for the awesome feedback, I'm glad you enjoyed reading it.
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Dawn Anderson
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Anyone off to Search Summit Sydney or Big Digital Adelaide next couple of weeks from this community?
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Dan Petrovic's profile photoPeter Watson's profile photo
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Hey +Dawn Anderson do you have an email I can shoot you some info on? Ta.....
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